April 22, 2015 - 2:46 PM
KAMLOOPS - Transition Kamloops is pleased to highlight a new art exhibit currently on display at The Art We Are. Local artists Jennifer Ste. Marie, June Laura Emery, and Jackie Chadwick combined forces to present a multi-media exhibit with a message.
A combination of oil and acrylic paintings, prints and fabric art, the pieces address the question “Where do we go from here?” They explore the need to shift from an oil-based and growth-obsessed economy to one that is sustainable, even regenerative. Stressing the need to put people before profits, the artists provide hope that it will be a journey worth embarking on.
“We hope to motivate people to reflect, discuss and act,” said Ste. Marie at the April 9th opening. “We want to help shift our current paradigm to one that is more sustainable.”
The pieces include nods to the past as well as to the future, which is typical of the transition town movement taking hold all over the world.
“Re-learning old skills is part of the solution, just as important as the new things, like embracing renewable energy, for example,” says Ste. Marie.
With intriguing titles like The Party is Over, Casting Off and Building Community Together, the pieces were created exclusively for this show and are available for sale. Each of the artists brings a very different style, enriching the viewing experience. The exhibit is in place at The Art We Are until May 31st.
Ste. Marie points to the formation of Transition Kamloops last year as a step in the right direction. Like-minded people interested in reducing fossil fuel use and building more resilient, connected communities can check out the website at www.transitionkamloops.net or join the email list by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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